Pathways to USQ
There are many pathways to fast-track your way to a USQ undergraduate or postgraduate degree and gain the confidence to study at uni along the way.
Regardless of whether you’re high-achieving academically, don’t meet the entry requirements to your preferred degree, are studying later in life or are from a non-English-speaking background, there are pathway options for you.
An associate degree can help you to progress in your career, or is a great way to start your study journey with USQ.
Associate degrees typically take two years (full-time) to complete and you will receive a formal qualification when you successfully finish all of the courses. Choose from a range of associate degrees to start a direct pathway to the bachelor degree you’re aiming for, or to upskill in your career:
- Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
- Associate Degree of Construction
- Associate Degree of Engineering
- Associate Degree of Health
- Associate Degree of Spatial Science
At USQ we offer diplomas and certificates as great way of starting your study journey or gaining a stand-alone qualification. Our diplomas typically take one year (full-time) of study and the certificate can be completed in half a year (full-time).
- Diploma of Human Services and Development
- Diploma of Science
- Diploma of University Studies
- Certificate of University Studies
Our Tertiary Preparation Program is a free course which provides you with the skills you need to succeed at university.
The Accelerated Entry Pathway Program (formerly known as the Tertiary Preparation Program Intensive Pathway - TPPIP) is a fast tracked version of TPP, which is designed specifically for Year 12 students who haven't chosen an OP pathway or are worried they won’t get into uni. The course is studied over summer, so you can begin uni with your friends in Semester 1.
The Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) is a pathway for Indigenous students looking to study at university.
Our free English language programs are ideal if you are from a non-English speaking background and are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
There are two ways you can use your TAFE (VET) studies to get into USQ:
Use your TAFE (VET) qualification to gain entry into USQ and get credit for your TAFE studies towards your degree.
- Study one of our USQ/TAFE 'dual award' programs where you will start with a TAFE qualification and once completed, seamlessly transfer, with your TAFE credit, to a USQ degree.